Rayan Raveloson’s bicycle kick goal sparks Galaxy’s 4-1 win over Portland Timbers

Galaxy defender Julian Araujo works against Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse
Galaxy defender Julian Araujo, right, works against Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse, left, for the ball in Carson on Friday night.
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The Galaxy delivered balanced scoring Friday night, offsetting the absence of injured star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.

Rayan Raveloson delivered a bicycle kick goal and raced to the sideline, joining teammates holding up a jersey honoring teammate Jonathan dos Santos’ father, who died this past week.

It set the tone for a big night for the Galaxy, who scored four goals during a home win over the Portland Timbers.

Rayan Raveloson scores on bicycle kick as Galaxy beat Timbers 4-1

The Galaxy's Julian Araujo, right, celebrates a goal by Samuel Grandsir during the second half July 30, 2021.
The Galaxy’s Julian Araujo, right, celebrates a goal by Samuel Grandsir (11) during the second half Friday night.
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Rayan Raveloson opened the scoring with a bicycle kick in the 27th minute, and the Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Friday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Jeremy Ebobisse tied it for the Timbers (6-8-1) two minutes later, but the Galaxy (9-6-1) retook the lead for good in the 34th minute on Victor Vazquez’s header from behind the six-yard box.

Steve Clark conceded a penalty to Kevin Cabral, and Sacha Kljestan converted from the spot in the 53rd minute to make it 3-1.

Samuel Grandsir capped the scoring for the Galaxy in the 56th minute.


Pepi notches hat trick as FC Dallas rolls to 4-0 win over Galaxy

FRISCO, Texas — Led by Ricardo Pepi’s three-goal performance, Dallas secured a 4-0 victory over the LA Galaxy on Saturday.

Pepi notched the first goal for Dallas (3-7-5) in the 27th minute, assisted by Andres Ricaurte. Pepi put Dallas ahead 2-0 in the 44th minute.

Pepi gave Dallas a 3-0 advantage in the 50th minute, assisted by Szabolcs Schon. Jader Obrian sealed the victory for Dallas in the 88th minute, assisted by Justin Che.

The Galaxy (8-6-1) outshot Dallas 12-7, with four shots on goal to five for Dallas.

Jimmy Maurer saved all four shots he faced for Dallas. Jonathan Bond saved one of the five shots he faced for the Galaxy.

The Galaxy host the Portland Timbers on Friday.


Rayan Raveloson helps Galaxy rally, tie Real Salt Lake 2-2

Galaxy midfielder Rayan Raveloson celebrates after scoring a goal.
Midfielder Rayan Raveloson helped the Galaxy rally to a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.
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SANDY, Utah — Rayan Raveloson scored for the third consecutive game to help the L.A. Galaxy to a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Julian Araujo played a high ball to the center of the area and Raveloson, at the top of the 6-yard box, scored on a header to make it 2-2 in the 77th minute. The 24-year-old Raveloson, who signed with the Galaxy (8-5-1) on May 20, has three goals in four career MLS games.

Ddefender Aaron Herrera played a low cross to the center of the box and Albert Rusnak put away a first-timer to give Real Salt Lake (4-4-5) the lead in the ninth minute. Maikel Chang scored his first goal of the season — the second of his career — to make it 2-0 in the 25th.

Victor Vazquez blasted a rising right-footer into the net to cut it to 2-1 in the 33rd minute.

RSL has conceded 16 goals — 12 in the second half — this season.

Anderson Julio’s header for Salt Lake late in stoppage time bounced off the crossbar.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who is tied with Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz for most goals in MLS this season with 10, and Sebastian Lletget did not play for the Galaxy.


Watch the goals the Galaxy scored against Real Salt Lake


Deiber Caicedo, Cristian Dajome score as Whitecaps beat Galaxy 2-1

Vancouver's Cristian Dajome, center, celebrates his goal against the Galaxy during the second half July 17, 2021.
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Cristian Dajome, center, celebrates his goal against the Galaxy during the second half Saturday night in Sandy, Utah.
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SANDY, Utah — Deiber Caicedo and Cristian Dajome scored second-half goals and the Vancouver Whitecaps ended an eight-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy on Saturday night.

Dajome capped the scoring for the Whitecaps (4-7-3) in the 77th minute on a give-and-go with Brian White.

Caicedo tied it in the 48th with a low-hard volley to finish the rebound of a goalkeeper deflection.

Rayan Raveloson opened the scoring in the fifth minute for the Galaxy (8-6-0) with a header of Victor Vazquez’s cross.


Watch the goals scored during the Galaxy’s road loss to the Whitecaps


Watch the Galaxy’s three goals scored against FC Dallas

Check out the three goals scored during the Galaxy’s 3-0 home win over FC Dallas Wednesday night.


Injuries to Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández and Sega Coulibaly prove costly in loss

Galaxy forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez argues a call with a referee during a game.
Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, shown here during a match against San Jose on May 29, was scratched just before Sunday’s loss to Sporting Kansas City.
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For Galaxy coach Greg Vanney, the combination of a crowded schedule and the loss of several players to international duty promised to make July a test of the team’s depth.

That test got quite a bit harder Sunday night when the team scratched captain Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, the league’s leading scorer, minutes before kickoff at Dignity Health Sports Park, then lost center back Sega Coulibaly to a right abductor injury just before halftime.

However, the biggest loss came on the scoreboard, with Johnny Russell scoring on the rebound of his own shot to spark Sporting Kansas City to a 2-0 victory in a game the Galaxy dominated.

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Sporting Kansas City break game open with two goals

Johnny Russell put away a header that gave Sporting Kansas City a 1-0 lead in the 81st minute.

With the Galaxy looking for an equalizer, SKC instead sealed the victory with one more score.


Chicharito a late scratch for Galaxy game against Sporting KC

The lineups were set for the Galaxy’s home match against Sporting Kansas City Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Kevin Baxter reports, however, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is a late scratch for the game due to calf issue.